To Cut Food Waste, Spain’s Solidarity Fridge Supplies Endless Leftovers

Read the full story at NPR. At a Basque restaurant nestled in the green hills just outside the Spanish city of Bilbao, head cook Itziar Eguileor gestures toward a dumpster out back. "This all used to go into the garbage," she says, lugging a huge pot of leftover boiled artichokes. "But now, these artichokes, we …

EPA Releases TSCA Assessment Documents for Flame Retardant Chemicals

As part of the Agency’s ongoing efforts to more fully understand the potential risks associated with flame retardant chemicals, EPA has reviewed four structurally similar flame retardant chemical clusters. Americans are often exposed to flame retardant chemicals in their daily lives. The chemicals are widely used in products such as household furniture, textiles, and electronic …

GreenBiz seeks Sustainable Business Reporting Intern

Did you know that Google has invested $1.5 billion in renewable energy? What about the push by mayors in cities around the world to rein in spiraling urban food and water crises? If these are the types of stories you would like to help tell, apply to be the fall 2015 editorial intern at GreenBiz …

Water mafia: Why Delhi is buying water on the black market

Read the full story from the BBC. About 20% of Delhi's population have no access to piped water and have to be supplied by water tankers. But the difference between demand and supply is more than 750 million litres a day. So they have to rely on the black market - water supplied by private …

How NASA’s Flying Laboratory Is Tracking California’s Drought

Read the full story at Bloomberg Business. A team of scientists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory is tracking California’s snowpack levels aboard a flying laboratory. It’s called the Airborne Snow Observatory—a Beachcraft King Air turboprop plane with two key instruments on board measuring how much snow is on the ground through a hole in the belly of …

Perennial biofuel crops’ water consumption similar to corn

Read the full story from Michigan State University. Converting large tracts of the Midwest’s marginal farming land to perennial biofuel crops carries with it some key unknowns, including how it could affect the balance of water between rainfall, evaporation and movement of soil water to groundwater. In humid climates such as the U.S. Midwest, evaporation …

Building a Stream Protection Rule

The Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE) has proposed a new rule for regulation of coal mining to take advantage of new advances in science, and to improve the balance between environmental protection and providing for the Nation’s need for coal as a source of energy. The proposed rule would better protect streams, …